The newly constructed La Plaine Police Station is to be commissioned at a ceremony scheduled for Friday, August 14, 2015.
The La Plaine Police Station will greatly enhance law enforcement in the south-east of Dominica.
Prime Minister of Dominica the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security Honourable – Rayburn Blackmoore, Parliamentary Representative for the La Plaine Constituency and Minister for Education and Human Resource Development -Honourable Petter SaintJean will address the ceremony to commission the new station.
Minister Saint-Jean has lamented the need for an appropriate structure to house the LaPlaine Police Station. He said that for too long dwelling houses were rented and converted into police station in his constituency.
“It was just a few years after Hurricane David that the Police Station was demolished. Today we see the construction of a 3.2 million dollar facility in the community and this, indeed, speaks volumes of the kind of investment that the Government, the Labour Party Administration is making in the lives of the people of the south-east community and, of course, the various communities around Dominica by extension,” Honourable Saint Jean stated.
The LaPlaine Police Station serves the villages of LaPlaine, Grand Fond, Morne Journe, Riviere Cyrique, Rosalie and Beotica. The new La Plaine Police Station is financed through a loan from the Dominica Social Security of three million, two hundred and forty-four thousand, one hundred and thirty seven dollars and twelve cents ($3,244,137.12). The firm of A.K. Henderson Ltd. was awarded the construction contract for the project.
The new station has two buildings. The main building is a two-level structure, with the lower level housing administrative offices, holding cells and magistrate’s court. The upper level will house the male and female living quarters. The second building will serve as the Inspector’s quarters.